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Ms. Douglas from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse First Graders!

Help me give my students a collection of diverse books to read in our classroom!

  • $468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 25 amazing first graders in a predominantly African-American, Title I, inner-city Baltimore school. We have many wonderful programs at our school, including a recreation center and a Judy Center. My students are eager to learn and are very creative, resilient, and kind. Although my students come in ready to learn every day, they don't always have the materials necessary to complete all of our tasks for the day or the things that we need to keep our classroom clean and healthy. My students and I would be so grateful to receive new materials that they can use to help them prepare for second grade and beyond!

My Project

This project features a collection of over 20 books that highlight important figures in African-American history from slavery to the present. Students will be able to learn the amazing story of Henry Box Brown, discover the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman, and learn about the childhood of a young Malcolm X. In addition to books that feature prominent figures in African-American history, the project also includes fictional characters of color chronicling their everyday experiences such as getting a haircut and spending time with their siblings. Students will learn about so many important people in their history including the ladies of Hidden Figures and many many more!

Ms. Douglas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
28 Days • AKJ Education $28.76 1 $28.76
Streetcar to Justice • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Free as a Bird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Grandma's Purse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Red A Crayon's Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Word Collector • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Counting on Katherine • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Hidden Figures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom Song The Story of Henry "Box" Brown • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Let the Children March • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Festival of Colors • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Cece Loves Science • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Born to Swing • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Little Leaders: Bold Women In Black History • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Princess Truly in I Am Truly • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Bippity Bop Barbershop • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
If A Bus Could Talk • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Goggles • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Peter's Chair • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Letter to Amy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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